Cloey (Candy) Ann Lopez was born on June 17, 1948 in Sidney, Nebraska. She grew up in Fairbury, Nebraska and graduated from Fairbury High School in 1966. She met her lifelong best friend, Paren (Renee) Sims, when she was 8 years old. Their loving friendship lasted more than 6 decades. Cloey had a passion for nursing and earned her LPN license in 1981 and her RN license in 1992. Cloey passed away on February 25, 2021 at her daughter's home in Lincoln, Nebraska.\n\nCloey is survived by her Daughters Tara Caye Hernandez of Lincoln, Nebraska and DeeAnn Briceno-Roybal (Melvin) of Santa Fe, New Mexico; Goddaughter, Lurri Schoenrock (Brad) of Fairbury, Nebraska; Sisters, Joyce James-Wood (Donnie) of Omaha, Nebraska and Billie Mohr of Fairbury, Nebraska; Brother, Kevin Kulhanek (Susan) of Lumberton, Texas; Father, Harold Kulhanek Jr of Fairbury, Nebraska; 9 Grandchildren: Crystal Perez (Ashley), Michael Briceno (Miquella), Taraen Taylor, Kristine Briceno-Roybal, Stefnee Briceno-Roybal, Leslee Briceno-Roybal, Faith Martinez, Kruz Schoenrock (Katie), and Brurria Baker (Brandon); 9 Great Grandchildren: Felix, Xavier, Shi, Khaliah, Kain, Braegan, Kinley, Harper, and Kella; 1 Great-Great Grandchild: Zayden; Great Niece, Kianna McLain (Dalton) of Fairbury, Nebraska; Granddog, Arya Grace; and Estranged Son, Tony Hernandez, Jr (Joanna).\n\nCloey is rejoicing in Heaven with her loved ones that passed away before her including: Grandmother, Effie Eden; Mother, Esther Kulhanek; Infant Brother, Harold Kulhanek III; Nephew, Kolby Kulhanek; Bonus Grandson, Colton Schoenrock; Soulmate, Calvin Hudson; Daughter-in-law, Angelita Chavez; Brother-in-law, Gary Mohr; Eugene, Rita, & Naomi Briceno; and Princess, Olivia Rose Franco.\n\nCloey was a humble Christian and she chose Saint Martin De Porres as the Patron Saint for herself and her family. Cloey believed in active Christianity and often said, "If you have to tell people you're a Christian, you ain't doing it right." She never met a stranger and always had a kind word and willing smile for those that needed it. Cloey made people feel safe, seen, and heard. She also gave the best hugs. Her personal motto was, "Be brave and kind." Cloey will forever be remembered and is sadly missed.\n\nHer memorial service and burial will be held on April 22, 2021 at 11:30am at Gerdes-Meyer Funeral Home in Fairbury, Nebraska.